After much bumbling about and many helpful tools and hints from this guy, I think I actually have the sidebar “Now Playing” thing functioning properly. (You can see my baffled requests for help here). Super cool. Keeps updated in real time (with a user page refresh) what is currently playing in iTunes on my desktop. I opted not to display the song/album/artist info for personal aesthetic reasons. But really I don’t think anyone reading this will actually care.
Update: Or… if you want to see the song/album/artist, I just added a recent playlist page (Tunes). Click!